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Indigenous Safe Systems Demonstration Project 2010



The Indigenous Safe Systems Demonstration Project 2010 conducted a safe systems audit in Bidyadanga, an Aboriginal community 190 km south of Broome, Western Australia.

The Safe System approach to road safety aims to eliminate all road fatalities and serious injuries in the long-term, while reducing these in the short-term through known effective interventions. The core elements of this approach focus on safe roads, safe vehicles, safe speeds and safe road users, which require safe management systems.

Recommendations across the five core elements were developed from the audit including:

An implementation plan for these recommendations was produced. The plan was based on likely resource availability and safety priorities.

This project was a recommendation of the 2008 Indigenous road safety forum and funded by Austroads.

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Road Safety Commission
Level 7, 1 Adelaide Terrace
East Perth WA 6004
Ph: (08) 9323 4688
Fax: (08) 9323 4995

The George Institute
Ph: (02) 9657 0323

Related publications

Olney K, Senserrick T, Ivers R, Martiniuk A, Clapham K, Lyford M, Grzebieta R (2011)

Safe system demonstration project involving an Indigenous community: literature review and methods.

Sydney: Austroads

Olney K, Senserrick T, Yip P, Grzebieta R, Ivers R, Clapham K, Lyford M (2011)

Safe system demonstration project involving an Indigenous community: audit and implementation plan.

Sydney: Austroads


Last updated: 19 December 2017
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